1) These are northern variants of ‘tusk’, used for stones which formed a projecting course on a building, one on which an additional structure might be built.

1412 sall putte oute tusses for the making of a Reuestory, Catterick. In 1704 three wears or tushes are mentioned in work done on Burholme Bridge in Bowland but the meaning in this case is not clear.

spellings tuss
dates 1412 1704

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